Sorry for the novel, but I can't even contact my therapist in Australia because it's still night! Basically I'm trying to rationalise myself away from chucking everything and finally going through with it. So...on top of everything, for the past two days I've contracted a kidney infection. I've let my health go over the last month trying to get everything done with work and now I'm literally pissing blood. I have a list of things that need to be done so that I can receive my last salary and all the money I am owed for airfare, etc. Already I have not met some of the deadlines, but there may be a chance to get the money if I can get the things in by Wednesday (It's 2.30 Tuesday morning here in China). I haven't asked my supervisor (who signs the completed list so that I can get my salary) about this because she might dismiss me out of spite. Despite my illness, I came in to the school yesterday and worked from 6am the full school day - needless to say, I wasn't working very effectively because I was so sick. My supervisor grudgingly let me go to the doctor's on the student buses at 3.30. We aren't allowed to identify our medical issues to her, so she believes every sickness is just a cold. The doctor said to stay out of school so that I could come to the clinic in case of emergency. When I got home last night (in China, there is no taxi service during rush hours, so I dragged myself on public transport) I was so sick that I forgot to notify the supervisor by phone and emailed her instead. I'm thinking of calling her at 6.30 am (we have to notify before 7am) telling her my doctor's instructions and asking her point-blank whether I can receive my last salary if I don't come in today, and if it is possible for me to complete the work from home. Do you think this is a good idea? Should I try to appeal to the principal (who likes the supervisor) if supervisor says no? Would that make the principal not want to be my referee?